August 13, 2017

Hey, Friend - Orange Blossom

Hey, Friend! 

Just a short and sweet post for a Sunday night.  We've had a lovely weekend as a family - busy, but enjoyable!  I hope yours has been great too!  

A few weeks ago, my upline organized a team swap; with seven participants, we each made 7 identical cards and then swapped with one another, receiving 7 different cards in return.  

I wanted something bright and fun, but easy to recreate - perfect for other Stampin' Up! demonstrators to use in classes and card clubs. 


This colour combo is delicious - Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Bermuda Bay - and I paired it with a totally-underappreciated stamp set called Orange Blossom.


The first few times I looked at the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalogue, I didn't even notice this stamp set - it was totally under my radar!  And then once I caught sight of it, I ordered it immediately.  I love the simple images with a watercolour touch, the funky font, and the great sentiments.  It's a really versatile set, and one that stands alone to make great cards with very few other supplies. 


Is Orange Blossom on your shopping list?  It should be - it's a fabulous set!  You can find it available in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store, where you can shop 24/7 and have your goodies delivered straight to your door!

Speaking of goodies...  Have you heard?  The full Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Holiday Catalogue will be available on September 1st; I've seen it (and ordered from it!) already and trust me, you're going to LOVE it!  Want some FREE holiday goodies?


Yeah - I said free!  This month's ordering bonus is a GREAT ONE!  This bonus is for August only, and only through my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store!  Read on... 


August Ordering Bonus:  Spend $50 or more (before shipping and taxes!) in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! store using this month's host code - 4BG2MCM6 - and you'll receive a free grab bag of BRAND NEW supplies from the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue shipped on September 1st!  Don't miss out on this awesome bonus!  Valid August 1-31 in Canada only.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Cheers,
Shannon


Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below
to shop the products used on these cards.

August 08, 2017

Appreciative Pig - This Little Piggy

Hello friends!  Today's post was supposed to be up earlier, but I just realized I wrote it and didn't schedule it.  Sigh!  I'm so sorry!  Either way - better late than never.  Enjoy!

Hi friends!  Happy Tuesday!  I hope my Canadian readers had a fabulous long weekend enjoying the summer sunshine.  We had some much-needed family time and got a lot done.  But the weekend is over and it's back to work for all of us!

Today's card is using This Little Piggy, one of the HUGE must-haves of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  Everyone who sees this stamp set falls in love with it, and who can blame them?


Isn't it just precious?!  I love their sweet snouts and happy little hooves.  It's such a cute set!  I thought it begged to be watercoloured, and watercolour I did...


A pretty watercolour wash background provided the perfect backdrop for a pretty pink pig.  I love that this sweet and subtle colour combo of Powder Pink, Pool Party, and Pear Pizzaz is delicate without being boring.  The burlap strands and gingham ribbon add just a touch of country, don't they?
"This little piggy..." needs something to say on the inside - complimenting stamps make it a breeze!


I know you'll want to whip this card up with This Little Piggy - it's a fabulous set!  You can find it available in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store, where you can shop 24/7 and have your goodies delivered straight to your door!

Speaking of goodies...  Have you heard?  The full Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Holiday Catalogue will be available on September 1st; I've seen it (and ordered from it!) already and trust me, you're going to LOVE it!  Want some FREE holiday goodies?


Yeah - I said free!  This month's ordering bonus is a GREAT ONE!  This bonus is for August only, and only through my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store!  Read on... 


August Ordering Bonus:  Spend $50 or more (before shipping and taxes!) in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! store using this month's host code - 4BG2MCM6 - and you'll receive a free grab bag of BRAND NEW supplies from the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue shipped on September 1st!  Don't miss out on this awesome bonus!  Valid August 1-31 in Canada only.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Cheers,
Shannon


Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below
to shop the products used here! 

August 05, 2017

50 Gold Feathers - Feather Together

Hello friends!  

How's your weekend going?  It's a long weekend here in Canada, so we are enjoying some extra time as a family - it's so nice to have my husband home and we can all spend time together.  

Today's card has been socked away for a few weeks - another one I've been saving!  This soft and simple card was created by request of a customer - she was looking for something beautiful and traditional for her in-laws' anniversary. 



I decided to go with gold and Soft Sky, and the feathers were such a beautiful feature that I wanted to let them shine on both layers, in both colours.

I decided to go with gold and Soft Sky, and the feathers were such a beautiful feature that I wanted to let them shine on both layers, in both colours.  The simple tone-on-tone background lets the gold stand out; the feathers were heat-embossed on Glossy White Cardstock, which was then sponged with Soft Sky.  The gloss makes it a little extra special and goes nicely with the shine of the gold. 

The stamp set shown here, Feather Together, is one of my old favourite stamp sets, but there's some new stuff right around the corner.

Have you heard?  The full Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Holiday Catalogue will be available on September 1st; I've seen it (and ordered from it!) already and trust me, you're going to LOVE it!  Want some FREE holiday goodies?  



Yeah - I said free!  August is here - new month, new ordering bonus - and it's a GREAT ONE!  This bonus is for August only, and only through my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store!  Read on... 


August Ordering Bonus:  Spend $50 or more (before shipping and taxes!) in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! store using this month's host code - 4BG2MCM6 - and you'll receive a free grab bag of BRAND NEW supplies from the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue shipped on September 1st!  Don't miss out on this awesome bonus!  Valid August 1-31 in Canada only.

Thanks so much for stopping by today; we are going to enjoy our long weekend as a family!  I'll be back on Tuesday with something fresh and new for you.

Cheers,
Shannon

Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below!